Market research firm iSuppli expects revenues from shipments of cloud storage systems to triple by 2013 but growth could be much better if concerns over privacy, security and other issues were removed. iSuppli reports: "Global cloud storage system revenue is set to rise to $5 billion in 2013, up from $1.6 billion in 2009." Fang Zhang, storage analyst for iSuppli, said,"A few … [Read more...] about iSuppli: Cloud data storage market growth marred by privacy and security issues
Cloud computing privacy and security
If you thought 2016 was bad -- a year of historical hacks and game-changing cyberattacks -- 2017 was even worse. Sure, 2016 may have killed every famous person we ever cared about, but this year brought shame on our favorite companies for getting security wrong and violating our privacy. Companies betrayed you, covered up hacks and renounced their responsibilities, and some … [Read more...] about 2017 was a dumpster fire of privacy and security screw-ups
By Sourabh / January 28, 2014 Category: Cloud Computing Cloud Computing readiness in India is finally catching up and has a long way to go. Global Cloud Computing Scorecard, by BSA, India ranked 17 out of 24 countries assessed on cloud readiness. Forbes reports, Investment and spending on cloud computing in India is poised to rebound this year after a … [Read more...] about Cloud Computing in India: Market Size Growth
Last summer, Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra asked the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to help accelerate the federal government's secure adoption of cloud computing by leading efforts to develop cloud standards and guidelines.And NIST just delivered. The agency published two new draft documents on cloud computing. The first document, NIST … [Read more...] about NIST formalizes cloud computing definition, issues security and privacy guidance
Cloud computing makes the argument for protecting data, rather than the perimeter, stronger, according to encryption solutions provider SafeNet.This is just one of the issues that the cloud computing trend poses for IT professionals, who, according to a recent report from Accenture and the London School of Economics and Political Science's Outsourcing Unit, are still on the … [Read more...] about Infosec: Cloud computing ‘explodes’ the security perimeter
In a blog post today, Brad Smith, General Counsel and Executive Vice President, Legal and Corporate Affairs for Microsoft, announced that Microsoft has adopted the first international standard for cloud privacy (ISO/IEC 27018:2014). The guideline is important because it specifies guidelines for the protection of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) in cloud computing … [Read more...] about Microsoft, Privacy, and the Cloud: Pick all Three
I just ran across an article in the Guardian (UK) in which GNU creator (and founder of the Free Software Foundation) Richard Stallman minces no words about the cloud computing phenomenon, calling it a "trap." TechRepublic bloggers have written skeptically about the concept, especially where it concerns privacy and security issues, and others have reported on particular cloud … [Read more...] about Cloud computing is ‘stupidity’ says GNU guru Richard Stallman
Old habits die hard. Public cloud computing however is challenging the status quo when it comes to software and application consumption. There is a plethora of public cloud computing products and services dedicated to simplifying our daily computing experience, and you'll be hard pressed these days to find a traditional software vendor not offering a cloud or online software … [Read more...] about Has public cloud computing changed your software buying habits?
Okay, so you've finally selected a public cloud service that seems like a good match for your business computing requirement and needs — taking advantage, perhaps, of agile computing, reduced time-to-market, or even your long awaited escape route from CAPEX to OPEX - reducing your IT overhead costs.Now, before you sign up, have you taken the time to closely scrutinize … [Read more...] about Navigating the cloud computing legal minefield
The modern Internet is millions of networks containing billions of hosts. The hosts are computers — small personal computers, big enterprise-size computers, and embedded computers. Digital cameras, MP3 players, and car electronics contain computers, but they are not usually hosts on the Internet. With the rise of IPv6, that will change. New devices will be hosts on the … [Read more...] about Will the Internet of Things be the end of cloud computing?